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Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier

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Address: 6101 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
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We are a family friendly fishing pier. We offer rod rentals, bait, cold...

We are a family friendly fishing pier. We offer rod rentals, bait, cold drinks, sno cones, wine, cold beer, margaritas, snacks, pizza, hot dogs, gifts, and lots of fun. In addition to having a pier for fishing, we also have an observation deck for those who dont want to fish, but want to sit above the water and enjoy the cool breeze of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Nice place

Nice place to grab a drink and watch the sunset over Galveston. Staff is always friendly and the prices are ok.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
yllucs2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to grab a drink and watch the sunset over Galveston. Staff is always friendly and the prices are ok.

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Wilburn, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

my husband loves to fish on the pier out past the bait shop, it's open 24-7, catch many different types of fish

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lubbock, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a cute gift shop, with snacks and great beverages to take up to the upper deck to watch the fishing, surfers, beachcombers. They have some great photo props and good people watching, both sunny and shady. There is a minimum purchase to access the upper deck, but they have plenty of items to suit your fancy. There is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I wasn't impressed with the pier. They were charging $10 just to walk out and look. We turned around and left.

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Austin K, Owner at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, responded to this review

The $10 admission fee is for fishing. We have an upper observation deck if you are just wanting to look and enjoy the waves. We charge $2 for admission to the upper deck, and you get a free soda or water. This keeps the whole beach from coming on the pier and making a mess of the restroom and upper... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

visiting the Pier was exciting to see the beautiful beach from a great point view, so great that me and my friends took pictures. the people that were fishing were they looked like they were having a good time too, a guy and his wife had caught a nice Black tip shark. They were nice enough to let me take... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

For my first time visiting Galvaston I really enjoyed it. Standing on the Pierr was a stress relief moment.It cleared my head from a lot of things. Knowing that this was a area that I could relax at, I would sure tell a lot of people how it was and let them know how awesome it was and the good... More 

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1 Thank keasiaadams27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We went to the pier and got to stand on the pier and watch the beautiful ocean waves as the calm cool sea wind breezed past us. It was peaceful calm all you could here was the sound of fishing lines being casted into sea. The service provided by these people is absolutely amazing , their gift shop prices are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Visiting 61st pier was an amazing experience! The pier provides an amazing view of the ocean and provides a very peaceful vibe. The store located on the pier is also very nice they have a lot of different beach themed items that are great to keep as memories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

I went here on a school field trip I had never been to the beach before. The owners were very helpful coordinating with my school and it was an amazing experience. when I go back to Galveston I plan to fish on the pier.

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1 Thank Spencer W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We went to the pier at 8pm, and were there for approximately two and a half hours. My boyfriend and his father paid $10 to fish, while his mother and I watched for free from the observation deck above. There is a sort of general store that acts as a gateway to the pier and is a cash-only store (and... More 

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